Splunk appoints Snehal Antani as Chief Technology Officer

splunk 112Splunk Inc., San Francisco, CA-based provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, announced on May 18 that it has appointed Snehal Antani chief technology officer (CTO). As CTO, Antani will work with Guido Schroeder, senior vice president, products, and Stephen Sorkin, chief strategy officer, to direct the long-term vision for Splunk technology across Splunk’s rapidly expanding cloud, mobile, on-premises and hybrid offerings. Antani will report directly to Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk.

“Long before Snehal joined Splunk, I considered him one of my key sources of customer feedback and insight,” said Sullivan. “As a Splunk customer and world-class technologist, he is a keen strategist and a bold thinker with deep knowledge of the value Splunk software can deliver. Snehal understands our customers’ needs because he has been one himself, and I am pleased to work with him to further extend our technology and market leadership.”

Antani previously served as CIO for multiple divisions of GE Capital. As CIO, he was responsible for driving business transformation, blurring the lines between business and IT, and cultivating disruptive ideas for competitive advantage. Prior to GE Capital, Antani served in numerous IT strategy and technology roles at IBM, including Emerging Technologies Lead Architect and Private Cloud Strategist. He is a named inventor on 10 U.S. patents and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University and Master of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“At GE Capital, I saw firsthand how using the Splunk platform can fundamentally transform a business,” said Antani. “Splunk software helps organizations make smarter decisions, create valuable operational efficiencies and beat competitors to market with products customers want and need. I have been a huge Splunk advocate for years. Now, I am excited to use my experience and skills to help expand the impact machine-generated big data is making on organizations around the world.”

Source: Splunk Inc.